What We Believe
Cadoxton Methodist Church belongs to the family of Methodist Churches in the United Kingdom and the world. Methodism has its roots in the 18th Century when two brothers, John and Charles Wesley, felt God telling them that salvation and freedom from sin should be available to all not just the select few. John Wesley went on to become an inspiring and charismatic preacher whilst his brother Charles wrote around 6000 hymns! A large number of Charles Wesley’s hymns are still sung in Methodist churches throughout the world and are also used by many other denominations.
At Cadoxton we believe that;
- God is creator of all that is. In Him we live and move and have our being.
- God’s common grace and unconditional love is for the world, and His desire is for all people to be saved and to come into a life-giving, hope-filled relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Jesus Christ is the son of God – God in flesh - born of the Virgin Mary, conceived by the Holy Spirit. Jesus shared in our humanity, lived a perfect life, was crucified on a cross, was raised on the third day and ascended into heaven.
- Jesus Christ will return and those who trust in Him will live with Him for eternity.
- All need to be saved, can be saved and know themselves saved through repentance and trust in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.
- Salvation is found in no one other than Christ Jesus.
- The power of the gospel and prayer is needed for daily living and transformation as we allow God’s Spirit to work in our lives.
- God’s Spirit equips the Christian to live a Christ-centred life.
- Prayer is the power to enable the mission of the Church.
- The Bible is the inspired word of God given to us. It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, training in righteousness and able to make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
- The Bible transforms lives, through the revelation of God’s Spirit, and our obedience to the word.
- As the body of Christ the church is devoted to Him and is called to love and serve one another.
- Life is meant to be given away and that the local church exists to share Christ with others.